SEPT. 9, ’17 CATCH UP TIME—-
HELLO ALL—- WELL WE CLOSED ON THE SALE OF OUR SMALLER HOUSE YESTERDAY– AND GARY TOOK A PU & TRAILER LOAD INTO TOWN & WE HAD THE CLASS B RV LOADED & A SMALL ENCLOSED TRAILER LOADED WHICH I DROVE– AND WE CLOSED ON THE SALE– & WENT TO THE HOUSE TO START DEEP CLEANING—————-
WELL WITHIN A SHORT TIME—-I COULD NO LONGER BREATHE——– AND I FINALLY DECIDED EVERYTHING IN THE HOUSE FROM WALLS & CABINETS & CARPETS HAD BEEN SPRAYED WITH FABREEZE!!!!!!
IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TOXIC FABREEZE IS— I’LL SHARE SOME INFORMATION!!!!!!!!
Febreze is classified as an air freshner, created by Proctor & Gamble. It reports to work by “trapping” odor molecules in a donut-shaped chemical.
The first thing that is really important to understand: the product does not remove odor molecules and it doesn’t clean the item it comes into contact with.
The odor molecules are still there. Your nose just can’t perceive them because you smell the chemical product instead.
That alone should be your first warning. We know inhalation of any chemicals is dangerous, and several of its ingredients listed below are known to irritate the lungs…but this is a chemical whose entire purpose is to be inhaled!
Unfortunately there is not much data being shared on Febreze and their many products, but the Environmental Working Group (EWG) did conduct a test for the ingredients of one of their products, Febreze Air Effects.
Shockingly, P&G only disclosed THREE ingredients in this product, but the EWG…they found 87 chemicals in total!
Now this is just one Febreze product, but the fact that only 3 ingredients were disclosed and that so many undisclosed ingredients are dangerous, it’s safe to assume that their other air freshners are just as dangerous.
Below you’ll find a list of just some of the 87 chemicals found by the EWG in Febreze Air Effects, listed in order of their toxicity to humans:
- BHT – Known as a neurotoxin, endocrine disruptor, immunotoxicity, non-reproductive organ system toxicity, skin eye and lung irritator
- Acetaldehyde – Known to cause cancer, toxic to reproduction and development, immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin, skin, eye and lung irritator
- “Fragrance” – One of the three ingredients actually disclosed, it’s a neurotoxin, immunotoxin and allergen
- Propylene Glycol – Causes cancer, allergies, toxic to immune system, accumulates in the system, non-reproductive organ system toxin, is classified with “enhanced skin absorption” and irritates the skin, eye and lung
- 1,3-Dichloro-2-propanol – Carcinogenic (causes cancer)
- Limonene – Allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Methyl pyrrolidone – Toxin to reproduction and development, allergen and immunotoxin, non-reproductive organ system toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Alcohol denatured – Also disclosed in the ingredients of Febreze, it’s linked to cancer, developmental/reproductive toxicity, organ system toxicity and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Butylphenyl methylpropion al – allergen, immunotoxin and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Ethyl acetate – linked to developmental/reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, organic system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Geraniol – Linked to allergies, immunotoxicity, organi system toxicity and and skin, eyes and lung irritation
- Linalool – allergen, immunotoxin, and and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Benzaldehyde – neurotoxin, and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether – non-reproductive organ system toxicity
- Ethylhezanol – developmental and reproductive toxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
- Hexyl cinnamal – allergen, immunotoxin and skin, eyes and lung irritator
Why You Should Use Natural Air Fresheners Instead
Is it time for you to change your methods of freshening your home? Here are seven reasons why we think you should switch to more natural methods like opening a window, burning a SAFE CANDLE using baking soda and vinegar to absorb and remove odors.
- Febreze and other chemical air fresheners do not remove the odor molecules—they simply cover them up. The odor molecules are still there, you just can’t detect them anymore. So after spraying the product, you’re not only inhaling the odor molecules, but the air freshener chemicals as well.
- Febreze contains chemicals linked to cancer.
- Febreze contains chemicals linked to hormone disruption and developmental problems.
- Febreze contains chemicals linked to neurotoxicity, which means the chemicals are poisonous to the nerves or nerve cells.
- Febreze contains chemicals that irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.
- Febreze contains chemicals linked to allergies and asthma.
- Febreze doesn’t disclose any of these potentially harmful ingredients, so if it weren’t for studies like these by the EWG and the NRDC, we would have no idea what we were sniffing.
I WOULD ADD MORE PICTURES & INFORMATION HERE———- BUT MY INTERNET IS WAY BEYOND SLOW TODAY & NOT WANTING TO WORK————–
SO WE OPENED ALL THE WINDOWS & DOORS AS IN KANSAS IT IS WINDY ALL THE TIME—-AND WE LET THE AIR MOVE THROUGH THE HOUSE–
NEXT WAS VINEGAR ON ALL SURFACES IN THE HOUSE— AND OF COARSE AIR PURIFIERS & FANS WITH FILTERS— ETC——-
BEFORE WE LEFT FOR THE DAY– GARY PUT 15 LBS OF BAKING SODA ON THE CARPETS—- AND HE PLUGGED IN ALL OZONE PURIFIERS WE HAD!!
AFTER WE GOT HOME WHICH I WAS NOT SURE I WAS GOING TO MAKE IT HOME DRIVING THE VAN & PULLING A TRAILER- MY MCS SYMPTOMS GOT WORSE—– NOT JUST THE HEADACHE & NOT ABLE TO BREATHE- AND MY SKIN BURNING & MY EYES BURNING– MY MOUTH & LIPS BURNING — BUT I HAD TERRIBLE CHEMICAL FLARES AND THEN I COULD NOT TALK— COULD NOT FORM A SENTENCE– COULD NOT EVEN GET WORDS TO COME OUT ONLY TERRIBLE GIBBERISH——— BUT I COULD WRITE NOTES THAT MADE SENSE—– AND IT FELT LIKE ANTS CRAWLING ALL OVER MY SKIN– MORE—— SO MUCH MORE——-AND I STARTED BREAKING OUT– AND SO MUCH MORE——
WHEN PEOPLE SAY TO ME WELL HOW DO CHEMICALS EFFECT YOU–AND SAY–WELL I GET A HEAD ACHE—– WELL WOULDN’T IT BE WONDERFUL IF ALL I GOT WAS A DAMNED HEADACHE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!! I OFTEN HAVE TO REFRAIN FROM SLAPPING PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE OF A TERRIBLE CHEMICAL FLARE & THEY ASK IF IT JUST GIVES ME A HEADACHE!!! LOL!!! OR THOSE WHO SAY– OH I DON’T HAVE ON ANYTHING SCENTED ON ONLY ESSENTIAL OILS – JUST THOSE SYNTHETIC FAKE OILS!!!!!!!! OH- MY——
I AM ALWAYS AFRAID OF NOT HAVING ANY CONTROL OVER MY REACTIONS—- AND GOING INTO THAT DARK HOLE AGAIN———— AND LAST NIGHT I HAD SO MANY REACTIONS & BAD ONES I WAS AFRAID I WAS HEADED THERE & NOT A DAMNED THING I COULD DO ABOUT IT————-
I POSTED THIS ANSWER ON MY MCS FORUM TO EVERYONE WHO HAD SUGGESTIONS THAT WON’T WORK— THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR PRAYERS & THOUGHTS & SUGGESTIONS– WE HAVE HAD OUR OZONE MACHINE & AIR PURIFIERS GOING IN THERE ALL NIGHT AND GARY PUT 15 LBS OF BAKING SODA DOWN ON THE CARPETS LAST NIGHT BEFORE WE LEFT THE HOUSE— THIS IS THE HOUSE WE JUST BOUGHT—- FOR THOSE THAT DON’T UNDERSTAND THAT—- WE ARE LIVING 80 MILES AWAY FROM THERE IN A HUGE HOUSE WE ARE GOING TO SELL AS SOON AS WE CAN MOVE — TO THE NEW ONE– WE ARE OLD & SIZING DOWN—– YESTERDAY THE FIRST DAY OF OWNING THE HOUSE– WE OPENED ALL THE WINDOWS AND IN KANSAS THERE IS A BREEZE ALL THE TIME— TO HELP AIR OUT THE HOUSE– WE USED VINEGAR ON ALL SURFACES FROM WOOD TO WALLS– ETC ETC– WE PLUGGED IN ALL AIR PURIFIERS WE OWN WHICH IS ABOUT 6 PLUS FANS WITH FILTERS– AND THEN BEFORE WE LEFT THE HOUSE GARY PLUGGED IN THE OZONE MACHINE- AND PUT 15 LBS OF BAKING POWER ON THE CARPETS– WE HAVE BEEN HERE & DONE THIS BEFORE– AND RIPPING OUT CARPETS IS NOT AN OPTION– AS WE DID THAT BEFORE— AND WAS NOT A SOLUTION– SOME HAVE SUGGESTED JUTE RUGS — OR NO VOC PAINT OR TILE– OR OTHER FLOOR COVERINGS— BEEN THERE DONE THAT— IF IT IS IN THE WOOD- YOU HAVE TO REMOVE IT THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE- WHICH IS OZONE- WE WILL KEEP CLEANING SURFACES WITH VODKA & HP & ALSO VINEGAR & ALSO BAKING SODA- I’M SURE THE OZONE IS GOING TO DO THE MOST GOOD—- WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE AIR PURIFIERS– AND USE MY SAFE AREA RUGS OVER THE CARPETS– AND I HAVE OVER 350 HOUSE PLANTS THAT WILL GO IN THEN THE OZONE IS GONE–LIKE I SAID THIS IS NOT OUR FIRST RODEO— WE HAVE BEEN THERE & DONE THIS BEFORE- LAST NIGHT BRAIN FOG & TERRIBLE CHEMICAL FLARES— TODAY MY BRAIN IS BACK WORKING– I’LL KEEP YOU UPDATED ON OUR RESULTS- LIKE I SAID NOT OUR FIRST RODEO- AND WE HAVE DONE THINGS BEFORE THAT MADE IT WORSE! THINGS BEFORE THAT MADE IT WORSE WE KNOW ABOUT!! LOL!!!
TODAY I CAN BREATHE– AND I CAN TALK AGAIN– I CAN FORM A SENTENCE & NOT HAVE TO WRITE NOTES–LAST NIGHT EVERY THING CAME OUT GIBBERISH– AND I CAN BREATHE NOW WITH OUT GASPING FOR AIR—- IT DOESN’T ANY LONGER FEEL LIKE I HAVE ANTS CRAWLING ON ME AS MY NERVE ENDINGS JUMP— AND NOT TERRIBLE CHEMICAL FLARES THAT MAKE ME WANT TO KILL SOME ONE—— SO I’M DOING MUCH BETTER– AND I EVEN GOT SOME SLEEP- LIFE IS LOOKING BETTER TODAY–